Sunshine Gasoline Distributors expands fundraising program benefiting RMHC
Don’t be surprised if you start noticing an increasing number of gas pumps decorated in Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) graphics popping up around South Florida. Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, which is hosting a fundraiser benefiting RMHC of South Florida has increased the number of its participating pumps from four to 100. Each of these beautifully wrapped pumps are designated to donate one cent per gallon, on any level of gas, to RMHC of South Florida. “Thanks to Sunshine Gasoline Distributors’ continued generosity in multiplying the number of pumps more than twelvefold, this fundraiser is no longer only one of the longest in RMHC of South Florida’s history but potentially one of our most profitable,” said executive director Soraya Rivera-Moya. “We are incredibly appreciative for the generosity of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors and the entire Alvarez Family,” Rivera Moya said.communitynewspapers.com
Two Columbus Alums on Olympic Baseball Team
AdvertisementMiami Natives (both Columbus High Alumni) Will Represent the U.S. in the Tokyo Summer Olympics on the USA Baseball TeamEddy Alvarez ’08 and Jon Jay ’03 will be representing the United States in Tokyo at the Summer Olympics this year on the USA Baseball Team. Eddy will be the 11th American to participate in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. In 2014, he won a silver medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Jon became a MLB World Series Champion in 2011 as a starting center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. *Eddy and Jon were national team roommates and bonded over their love for Miami, Columbus and “cafe cubano.”communitynewspapers.com
Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2
Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two coaches tested positive for the virus. The Braves will be without All-Star center fielder Ronald Acua Jr. in the series while he recovers from a sore left wrist. Marlins: LHP Daniel Castano (0-1, 8.31) will make his second major league start Saturday.
Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight
Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 theyre 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the teams coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. ROSTER MOVESThe Marlins moved RHP Jorge Guzman to their taxi squad after he made his major league debut Thursday.